Mavalli Tiffin Room -MTR
My history with K-Cuisine goes long way back, was fortunate enough to have spent some of the best years of my life in Bangalore, must say those years were the most sweetest and carefree life I have ever lived. Bangalore is such a cosmopolitan city, beautiful weather, warm people myriad choices of food all in all it was a great city to live. Usually during summer after a hot afternoon there would be slight drizzle in the evening and in our house after the drizzle your truly along with parents and brothers would go to Banshankari 2nd stage complex and enjoy chaat or dosa from the near by dosa camps.
Never before have I seen such quality food in huge numbers else where, every nook and corner in Bangalore has small restaurants like darshans, vihaar and dosa camps.
My entry to RCI- Karnataka would be MTR, that’s right Mavalli Tiffin Room, one of the largest food conglomerate in India, has its origins and history very tightly associated with Bangalore and Karnataka. The standards set by this 78-year-old institution are not easy to emulate
MTR”S Heritage (courtesy MTRfood.com)
At MTR, we are proud of our rich heritage. Our tradition of food and hospitality began in 1924 with the establishment of the Mavalli Tiffin Room by the Maiyya family in Bangalore, India. This restaurant is a city landmark today and people still stand in queue to savour its unique, completely authentic dishes. Over the years, we have played proud host to many distinguished personalities who dropped by for the excellent coffee and the stimulating conversation.
MTR is/was a favorite to many famous politicians/leaders and other celebrities. I myself have enjoyed a love/hate relation with MTR, love for the finger licking good food and hate for the big queues and wait times at any given point of time.
Idli that melts right in your mouth
Not to mention the sambar and chutney which truly are out of the world
As a young bride cannot even mention the number of times MTR instant foods have come in handy,now even as an experienced cook I rely on MTR for a quick break fast or a snack.
Used the following instant mixes today to prepare my entry for RCI hosted by Asha
Quick and easy yet very delicious. Recipe for samabar can be found here